Mike Delamont’s cross-dressing Scottish deity returns
While there are a lot of people out there who talk to God every day, it’s not often that communication is in the form of a phone call. But such was the case when Victoria’s favourite Scottish drag queen deity (who may or may not be played by M Awards host Mike Delamont) rang up Monday Magazine to talk about His new solo show — and the reasons behind His return to Mile Zero.
“No real reason. We were there in December and people said, ‘We missed you, you should come back,’’ says God. “And I said, ‘Well, I’m not doing anything. The world crises can fix themselves and I’ll hang out in a tiny town that nobody has ever heard of.’”
While now might not seem to be the best time for God to be taking a vacation, He says it’s necessary, given all the overtime He’s pulled.
“With what’s been going on, I work seven days a week, so I take the last day that I’m supposed to just hang out and push it into what I like to call vacation time,” He explains. “Things have not been going well since I’ve been away, but you’ve got to do it, otherwise you’ll lose your sanity.”
As for the content of the God is a Scottish Drag Queen show, God says people can expect everything from Celine Dion to the Pope to the Mayan calendar, as well as more current events.
“A little bit of Justin Beiber, maybe a little Friday, Friday, the day after Thursday — because you can’t write those kinds of lyrics, that’s a gift from God,” He says.
He’ll also be asking the audience for topics they want to hear God cover. “I’ll ask for those right at the start and put them up on a little board. Whenever we cross by a little impromptu subject, then we’ll take it down,” He says. “Anything people want to hear God talk about — provided they’re not particularly religious, otherwise they’ll probably just walk out.”
While some may find His opinions offensive (“I would consider myself a logical deity, in that there are things that frustrate me, but only really fundamentalist things,” He says), usually, God is greeted with great fanfare whenever he drops by to give Victoria a piece of His mind.
“Last time I was in town, somebody asked me to autograph their bible and then the next person asked me to autograph their boob,” He says.
Catch God is a Scottish Drag Queen at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). Tickets are $18, or $15 for students, at Rebel Rebel or michaeldelamont.com.